I have a small gap in between my bottom two front teeth. I am looking for an alternative to braces to get them fixed. (photos)
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Your small gap is likely a result of the lower front teeth shifting back toward where they previously were. You have several options:- go back and see the person that did your braces and see what he or she suggest-have your general dentist do some bonding on the sides of the teeth to close the space. Then, have a lower retainer made to hold them in place.-a cosmetic dentist could do a couple veneers to close the space. We do a lot of veneers, and I think the bonding is a better choice. If you do veneers, you also need a retainer.- an orthodontist or a capable general dentist could make a active retainer to move those teeth back together. We do that quite often.- Invisalign or braces are also an option. Both are too costly and involved for what you want to accomplish. If you do either, you need a retainer.So, you have many options. Best of luck!
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Invisalign is an option for you. However, after treatment you will again be required to wear a retainer or you risk your teeth relapsing. Another option would be porcelain veneers. Veneers would take 1-2 appointments and would be expected to last you 20 years or so. Consult a cosmetic dentist to determine your options, and always look at before and after photos when selecting your dentist. They will give you a good idea about what you can expect. I've attached a link to a before and after photo of a patient of mine that wanted the instant fix of veneers rather than having braces for several years. Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
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